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# Applications of One Step Equations

Lesson 11 of 22

## Objective: Students will be able to set up and solve one-step equations to model real world scenarios.

#### Launch

*10 min*

**Opener: **As students enter the room, they will immediately pick up and begin working on the opener – Instructional Strategy - Process for openers. This method of working and going over the opener lends itself to allow students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, which is **mathematical practice 3**.

**Learning Target: **After completion of the opener, I will address the day’s learning targets to the students. For today's lesson, the intended target is “I can set up and solve one-step equations to model real world scenarios.” Students will jot the learning target down in their agendas (our version of a student planner, there is a place to write the learning target for every day).

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#### Explore

*45 min*

**Applications of One-Step Equations Notes: **Applications of One-Step Equations Explore Narrative This lesson is built around the application of one-step equations - both modeling with word problems (**mathematical practice 4**) and analyzing word problems to determine an equation (**mathematical practice 2**). Students will persevere with problems to determine equations and solutions (**mathematical practice 1**). I find that the hardest part for students is determing what the variable really represents - I lead them to looking at the question itself...those last few words generally give away the variable! As with all equations, students will need to pay close attention to precision (**mathematical practice 6**) to get the correct answer...they can always substitute their answer to make sure it is correct!

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#### Summary

*5 min*

**Instructional Strategy - Table Discussion: **To summarize this lesson, I am going to ask that students have a table discussion considering the question – What are some methods you can use to help you set up an equation for a word problem? The purpose of this summary activity is to allow students to share with one another what works for them. Students can be their peer’s best teacher sometimes, so giving students an opportunity to share can be very powerful.

**Homework:** As students are having their table discussion, I will pass out the night’s assignment. This assignment allows students the opportunity to practice one step equation problems. Students will be asked to look over the assignment and identify any glaring questions before they leave class – I want all students to experience success

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Yes, you are amazing! By the way, what do you mean "my state is now moving away from the CC"?

| 2 years ago | Reply*Responding to Sheila Hanes*

Thank you so much for the kind words! I am glad you found the resources useful! My state is now moving away from the Common Core...so at least somebody can use my lessons!

| 3 years ago | Reply

Ms. Stephans, The Equation notes and application problems were so helpful. I am glad that I found the BetterLesson site. The Lessons and resources that many of you have created and are making available to classroom teachers is making the transition to common core curriculum much easier. As a teacher, I feel better about how and what I am teaching to prepare my students for success.

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- UNIT 1: Introduction to Mathematical Practices
- UNIT 2: Proportional Reasoning
- UNIT 3: Percents
- UNIT 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
- UNIT 5: Expressions
- UNIT 6: Equations
- UNIT 7: Geometric Figures
- UNIT 8: Geometric Measurement
- UNIT 9: Probability
- UNIT 10: Statistics
- UNIT 11: Culminating Unit: End of Grade Review

- LESSON 1: One Step Equations
- LESSON 2: One Step Practice - If you are allowed to use tools....USE THEM!
- LESSON 3: MORE One-Step Equations - All Scrambled Up!
- LESSON 4: One Step Equations Review - Relay Race!
- LESSON 5: One Step Equations with Rational Numbers - TEST
- LESSON 6: Two Step Equations
- LESSON 7: More Two Step Equations Practice
- LESSON 8: Equations with Distributive Property
- LESSON 9: One and Two Step Equations Review
- LESSON 10: One and Two Step Equations Test
- LESSON 11: Applications of One Step Equations
- LESSON 12: Word Problems with Equations
- LESSON 13: More Real World Equations - Fluency Practice
- LESSON 14: Applications of Equations Review
- LESSON 15: Real World Applications Test
- LESSON 16: Inequalities
- LESSON 17: Inequalities - Negative Rule
- LESSON 18: Inequalities - Fluency Practice
- LESSON 19: Inequality Applications
- LESSON 20: Inequalities Review
- LESSON 21: Inequalities Test
- LESSON 22: Equations and Inequalities - 5 Days of Centers